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We want you to be part of the Bedford River Festival


Getting Involved

There are so many ways to get involved at the Bedford River Festival, whether you are musical, sporty, creative or just love to dress up. Complete an Expression of Interest form below so that we can send you the official 2022 application forms when they become available later in the year. Don’t forget that taking part at the Festival is in high demand, so we encourage you to register before spaces are full.

The Community Stage is now fully booked for this year’s event.

We will shortly be announcing how local musicians can apply to perform on the BBC Introducing Stage.

Become a River Festival Participant

Activities for you to get involved in

  • Raft Races – for the creative and competitive
  • Community Stage – NOW FULLY BOOKED
  • Open Water Swim Race
  • Dragon Boats – a fantastic opportunity to compete as a team and maybe take home a trophy!
  • Boat mooring
Carnival participants at the Bedford River Festival



The 2022 River Festival will include countless river activities, eight live music and performance areas, the Sports Island, Pirate Island, the wonderful offerings of the Festival Market, plus so much more.

Make sure you keep the 23rd & 24th July 2022 free in your diaries so that you don’t miss out on any of the action.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this web site, please contact the Events Team at to discuss how you can get involved.

Become a River Festival Participant

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